Oxygen Therapy

This therapy was the main reason the Charity was formed in 1983; a therapy which was not available anywhere else in the area for M.S. sufferers.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (referred to as HBOT) is recognised worldwide as an aid in reducing the recovery period of many injuries and also in relieving symptoms of many ailments.

person in oxygen chamber with mask

How does Oxygen Therapy work?

Oxygen is the healing element in the atmosphere and breathing 100% oxygen under pressure allows the extra oxygen to be absorbed into the tissue. This repairs the damaged tissue before it becomes scarred. It is the scar tissue which prevents messages getting from the brain to the limbs etc. causing disability.

What does Oxygen Therapy involve?

The therapy involves sitting in a comfortable chamber which is pressurised (very much like sitting in an aircraft). A small mask or mouthpiece is then worn to receive the oxygen. You will be asked to wear clothing made of 50% natural fibre, cotton, wool or viscose and instruction will be given to show you how to clear your ears whilst the chamber is being pressurised. For safety reasons, there is a restriction on items which can be taken into the chamber. Our chamber can accommodate up to 6 people.
chamber

 

How often do I need to have this therapy?

It is necessary to receive at least 15 one-hour sessions over a three week period initially. Thereafter top-up sessions are usually once a week (dependant on condition to be treated).

What other conditions does HBOT treat?

More recently as the internationally accepted indications for the use of HBOT increases we are able to offer this form of treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Strokes
  • Wound Healing
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

and other various injuries such as:

  • Groin Strain
  • Ligament Strain
  • Fractures
  • Tendon Repair
 

This is not a treatment that requires medical supervision, all operators of the chambers are experienced and undergo essential regular retraining.

Please contact us for further information or to arrange an appointment.

 

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